Wynn Las Vegas
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 | 8:26 a.m.
Superstar Justin Timberlake relaxed before Wednesday night’s premiere of his film “Runner Runner” at Planet Hollywood and his weekend show at the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena with a visit to Cirque du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson One” at Mandalay Bay. His group danced along to the late King of Pop’s biggest hits.
Backstage beforehand, Justin taught the production team how to properly use the espresso maker when he helped himself to a cup. Justin’s late post-show dinner was at chef Akira Back’s new Japanese restaurant Kumi nearby. Congrats to Akira for being nominated Tuesday as one of America’s Top 20 Social Chefs of the Year.
Nick Jonas continued his 21st birthday celebration at Wynn and Encore with a family dinner, which included brother Joe Jonas, at chef Enzo Febbraro’s Allegro in the Wynn.
Former tennis star and Fox Sports Live co-host Andy Roddick partied at Hyde Bellagio during the weekly industry party Lost Angels on Tuesday night. Roddick, minus wife Brooklyn Decker, arrived after midnight with friends, posed for photographs with fans and partied in a VIP booth.
NHL legend Wayne Gretzky’s son Trevor Gretzky celebrated his 21st birthday with his dad, mom Janet Jones Gretzky and friends at Hyde. Also at Hyde: Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce, who owns a home in Las Vegas, enjoying champagne and tequila magnums delivered via boat.
Actor Nicolas Cage, rocker Vince Neil and comedian Carrot Top wore matching $5,000 gold jackets at an informal lunch meeting at Culinary Dropout, which just celebrated its first anniversary, in the Hard Rock Hotel for their Rat Pack-styled Gold Club.
They were joined by Queen star Roger Taylor, who didn’t purchase a jacket but did go with them to watch Vince’s final rehearsals at the nearby Joint for Motley Crue’s Wednesday night premiere of “Intimate Evening in Hell.”
WBO middleweight champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin was spotted at the new hydration-therapy spa Reviv in MGM Grand.
Actor Ben McKenzie (“The O.C.”) celebrated his 35th birthday at Andrea’s in Encore with a group that included Paul Wesley (“The Vampire Diaries”). Also at Andrea’s: Curvy Mexican actress and Televisa host Galilea Montijo.
Grammy-winning drumming legend Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead celebrated his 70th birthday in Las Vegas and revisited the Mirage’s volcano, for which he created and performed the percussive soundtrack.
R&B star Ray J was at Tacos & Tequila in the Luxor with members of Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Money Team before partying until 3:30 a.m. at nearby LAX. Rapper Too $hort hosted and performed at LAX.
Former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula was at the newly opened Carmine’s in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace to watch — what else? — football with his grandson.
Boxer “Sugar” Shane Mosley had 30 guests for brunch at Bacchanal Buffet in Caesars Palace. Bacchanal is celebrating its first anniversary.
Newly signed Washington Wizards star Al Harrington was at Greens and Proteins in Henderson enjoying a wellness shake and an egg white burrito breakfast.
“The Big Bang Theory” actor Simon Helberg stayed at Planet Hollywood over the weekend.
And skateboarding legend Tony Hawk and boxer Zab Judah partied at Surrender in Encore, as did former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kordell Stewart.
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Catering to the young and modern crowd, Planet Hollywood is a one-stop shop for entertainment with its massive shopping mall, slew of restaurants, spacious casino and clubs.
The ambiance of the casino is retro-chic meets high-tech with black granite floors throughout and colorful LED lights throughout the space. The theme carries into the 100,000 square-foot casino with 250 flat screens topping off slot machines. The casino is also home to 87 tables, a sports book and a poker room.
There's also the Miracle Mile Shops, one Vegas' largest malls, with 140 stores including BCBG Max Azaria, bebe, Urban Outfitters and The Discovery Channel Store.
Following an afternoon of shopping, guests can satisfy their appetites at one of the gourmet restaurants in Planet Hollywood, like the non-traditional approach to steakhouses at Strip House or check out the exotic Far East motif at KOI restaurant and lounge. And if guests are still looking for more, they can spend the after hours at Privé, Triq or Krave nightclubs.
Perhaps one of the resorts biggest attractions came in March with the addition of "Peepshow." The naughty twist on the story of Little Bo Peep is modern-day spin on the run-of-the-mill Vegas topless review. The "Peepshow" stage has seen visiting celebs like Scary Spice Mel B, "Dancing with the Stars" Kelly Monaco and Playboy's Holly Madison.
With world-class dining, shopping, spas, golf and entertainment, there's no shortage of things to do at Wynn. The resort’s aquatic acrobatic show, “Le Reve—The Dream,” a creation by Cirque Du Soleil veteran Franco Dragone and Steve Wynn, will leave guests wanting more with its breathtaking performances that conjure an imaginary world. The Wynn Esplanade offers a unique shopping experience with stores including Chanel, Manolo Blahnik, Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta and many more. Tryst is its signature nightclub, offering a secluded lagoon inside the club and spacious dance floor. Blush, the Wynn’s ultra lounge, draws swanky party-goers. Tryst, Wynn’s signature nightclub, is situated along a private lagoon under a 90-foot waterfall and plays host to some of the world’s most renown DJs.